Barbie “Wonkette”: Success! Décoden caulk in plain white with AB coated 1mm glass beads and 2mm “micro diamonds” sharp facetted AB coated glass. Doesn’t shed. The shimmer effect is *~*amazing*~*. Kept. Draculaura: Mixed. Décoden caulk white with a drip of red which ended up clashing with the face and not looking like icing at all,… Continue reading Trial and error with déco flocking. Part 1
This is a classic no sew ribbon skirt with pieces taken from 10cm fabric roses knotted in first then ribbon added in between. It was then clipped down and ironed at low heat (with my hair iron) to fold the rose petals. I had bought the fabric roses to make hair clips but they turned… Continue reading Wraparound petal fairy skirt for dolls
Some photos from working on the bratz pixiez: deciding on a widows peak and giving the face a heart shape by bringing the hair down at the ears. the nerve wracking moment when you put in new plugs across the forehead. mspainted hair plans for the client’s consideration based on prototype photos from toyfair and… Continue reading Bratz Pixiez Reroot notes and How I reroot hard heads
Especially useful around the holidays. You’ll need hair (from a donor doll, from a hair extension, seperated sewing thread or about a ¼ of a hank of doll hair), a reroot tool (a needle with the eye cut into a fork inserted into a pin vise or a piece of wood) tiny scissors a chopstick,… Continue reading Tutorial for quickly making a generic doll into a custom to gift, donate or resell.
I finished the wigs from the commission catastrophe*! I angrily cut out every last piece of every last scrap of fur with tiny scissors over two nights then felt at peace again and sewed them together with loads of love while rewatching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (because it feels like going home every rewatch).… Continue reading Wigs
If you do not have the exact same glue, do not follow the same instructions or wait times. Watering down your glue may lead to the flocking dripping off your doll’s head slowly if it isn’t a quick drying glue Whatever glue you use make sure that it is solid enough to not ooze. Brush… Continue reading Things they don’t tell you about flocking in the most popular tutorials:
Now, most of you probably know about repurposing those little keychain/bag ball chains to make a necklace for your dolls but it can get really fiddly trying to get it on and you’re limited to silver metals that might stain. Here’s a quick primer on how I’ve been making these: Buy aluminium ball chains in… Continue reading Tutorial: ball chains necklaces for dolls
Here’s my own cheat sheet (for the tool method aka hair folded in half and for saran, though I use the same amount of nylon as it tends to be lossy during prep/work). To calculate the size and number of hanks / skeins to buy : It takes 3 + 1 half (about 40g) ,… Continue reading Calculating reroot amounts (in cm and grams)
What to expect when you get off-brand barbie shoe packs + more shoe related info.
Seperate out the front line of hair plugs. Cut it and save the hair. Use the hair folded on itself to add 1 or two lines of plugs behind that front row for a thicker, neater look. Use hot water to style the hair downwards on the forehead (using a piece of elastic fabric like… Continue reading How to Reroot a fringe (bangs) on a doll